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  • 6 Tips for Avoiding an OWI on Cinco de Mayo – Advice from a Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Lawyer

    6 Tips for Avoiding an OWI on Cinco de Mayo – Advice from a Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Lawyer

    by Daniel B. Hess

    April 22, 2016

    Cinco de Mayo is the perfect time to enjoy Mexican-inspired food, drinks and culture. If you are planning a fiesta, be aware that Michigan police will be out in full force to identify, stop and arrest intoxicated drivers.

  • Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Attorney Debunks 4 Common Myths about Cheating Breathalyzer Tests

    Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Attorney Debunks 4 Common Myths about Cheating Breathalyzer Tests

    by Gordon & Hess, PLC

    April 11, 2016

    Few experiences can match the stress of an OWI arrest. In addition to the financial consequences, an OWI conviction can result in a driver’s license suspension, an order to install an ignition interlock device, community service, and vehicle immobilization – even if it is your first offense.

  • 3 Possible Defenses against Drug Possession Charges in Michigan

    3 Possible Defenses against Drug Possession Charges in Michigan

    by Daniel B. Hess

    April 4, 2016

    If you are facing drug possession charges in Michigan, it is critical that you take steps to protect your interests. Depending on the amount of drugs in your possession, your criminal record and other factors surrounding your arrest, a conviction may come with expensive fines, jail time and the loss of other freedoms.

  • Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Attorney Discusses 3 Possible Defenses against OWI Charges

    Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Attorney Discusses 3 Possible Defenses against OWI Charges

    by Gordon & Hess, PLC

    March 25, 2016

    A conviction for OWI, OWVI or OWPD in Michigan can have life-changing consequences – even for a first offense. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, a first OWI conviction could come with a $500 fine, 360 hours of community service, up to 93 days imprisonment, vehicle immobilization and other penalties. The consequences are worse for repeat offenders.

  • 3 Factors That Can Worsen an OWI Charge – Insights from a Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Attorney

    3 Factors That Can Worsen an OWI Charge – Insights from a Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Attorney

    by Daniel B. Hess

    March 18, 2016

    Any form of impaired driving is a serious offense. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, Michigan has several laws related to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These include:

  • I Failed a Breathalyzer Test – Now What? Grand Rapids Criminal Law Attorney Discusses 4 Possible Defenses

    I Failed a Breathalyzer Test – Now What? Grand Rapids Criminal Law Attorney Discusses 4 Possible Defenses

    by Gordon & Hess, PLC

    March 18, 2016

    Intoxicated driving is a common offense in the United States – and Michigan is no exception. There are strict penalties for OWI, OWVI, OWPD and related convictions. These may include a fine, jail time, license suspension, vehicle immobilization, installment of an ignition interlock device, and other consequences.

  • Top 5 Tips to Make School Demands Easier for Divorced Parents – Advice from a Grand Rapids Family Law Attorney

    Top 5 Tips to Make School Demands Easier for Divorced Parents – Advice from a Grand Rapids Family Law Attorney

    by Daniel B. Hess

    March 18, 2016

    Even amicable divorces can lead to arguments, and the discord does not necessarily stop after the divorce finalizes. Often, disputes arise when parents cannot meet the demands of the parenting schedule.

  • 4 Signs Your Marriage Could End in Divorce – Insights from a Grand Rapids Family Law Attorney

    4 Signs Your Marriage Could End in Divorce – Insights from a Grand Rapids Family Law Attorney

    by Gordon & Hess, PLC

    March 10, 2016

    Getting divorced is a difficult and life-altering decision. Parting ways with a spouse is never easy, but it often leads to healthy and positive changes for both parties.

  • Exhibit A: Why YOU need a criminal defense attorney

    Exhibit A: Why YOU need a criminal defense attorney

    by Gordon & Hess, PLC

    June 23, 2015

    HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — An embattled Ottawa County judge is under fire again, this time for allegedly calling a defendant who missed a court appearance and leaving a voicemail. Hudsonville District Court Judge Kenneth Post is no stranger to headlines. He’s well known for being tough on cases of minors in possession and he was forced off the bench for 30 days in 2013 for throwing an attorney in jail for contempt. The same law firm that clashed with Post in 2013 now wants him pulled off another case, saying Post left their client a “threatening” voicemail. 24 Hour News 8 […]

  • Revocation of Parentage Act & Relief from Child Support Arrearages

    Revocation of Parentage Act & Relief from Child Support Arrearages

    by Gordon & Hess, PLC

    March 23, 2015

    Revocation of Parentage Act & Relief from Child Support Arrearages Adler v Dormio, Docket No 319608, decided March 19, 2015 for publication is an interesting and informative decision. The Court of Appeal held that, under the Revocation of Parentage Act, MCL 722.1431, the affiliated father of a child born in 2005 has a right to a hearing in the trial court on remand to determine whether he is entitled to have child support arrearages cancelled upon the finding that he was not the biological father. Revocation of Parentage Act, among other things, permits a man found by a court to […]

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